LMA ‘Music-in-Motion’ string ensemble workshop-auditions

(violin, viola, cello, bass)

We are looking for violin, viola, cello and double-bass players for professional engagements involving a series of rehearsals and concerts in major London venues during Autumn 2017.


The series will be performed using an exciting new performance concept conceived by LMA Music Director John Landor, called Music-in-Motion. 


'Music-in-Motion' clarifies the structure, narrative and drama of classical music to audiences by having the musicians use elements of stagecraft, characterisation and movement while playing.

This involves the musicians working creatively and collaboratively with colleagues, stage and music directors. As Music-in-Motion is usually performed without sheet music or music-stands, the music is read from monitors or screens, with short sections (or, where possible, whole works) played from memory. It's a whole new way of working, with most musicians and audiences finding it invigorating, engaging and fun.

The workshop-auditions will take place in June near Trafalgar Square and will be led by John Landor. Each will involve around 4 – 6 participants playing excerpts from standard string chamber repertoire, and is an opportunity to explore various elements of Music-in-Motion.   


Applicants may also be considered for additional work at our regular series of LMA Ensemble concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

To apply, you must be eligible to work in the UK, self-employed, and preferably based in London or the South-East.


Application requirements:

The deadline is 7 June. However, early application is strongly encouraged.


Please apply by email (lmaauditions@gmail.com) including: 


  • your instrument (please add this to the subject-line)

  • a brief statement explaining your interest

  • your CV and contact details

  • if possible, direct links to online audio or video of your playing, preferably unaccompanied (files requiring download will not be accepted) 

  • dates you are available to audition from the list below (you must be free for the whole time indicated).

Wednesday 14 June  09:30 - 12:30 

Friday 16 June            19:00 - 22:00

Wednesday 21 June   0930 - 12:30

Wednesday 28 June   09:30 - 12:30

Friday 30 June             19:00 - 22:00

We will acknowledge and assess applications as they come in, and allocate one date to each successful applicant. 

Please note:​

Short sections of the workshop-auditions may be recorded audio-visually, strictly for assessment purposes only, and will not be shared with any third party.

Offers of work may be subject to a further individual audition and/or interview.

Further workshop-auditions may be held in future, so if you are not available for the above we are happy to receive your material for future consideration. 




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